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Over half of parents want a shorter summer break to stop their child’s learning abilities declining

The Telegraph – Ella Turner

“Three out of four mums and dads believe their child’s academic abilities decline during the six week summer break, a new survey revealed. Parents would like to see a shorter break instead of six weeks to keep their child’s learning abilities at a steady pace, shows the poll which comes in the week pupils break up for summer. By September pupils struggle to get back into their usual term-time routine, the survey indicates. Overall 74.8 percent of parents agree their child’s learning slips throughout the holiday, with over half believing it should be made shorter for consistency in their child’s academic ability throughout the year.”(more)

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